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The Minuteman

Friday, December 14, 2012


-- A reminder to faculty to complete and update your profile that appears in the online Faculty Directory. Go to the Faculty/Staff page  and select Manage My Profile. You will be prompted to log in to Sentry and will then be able to edit and to the information found at your profile. Any staff member who holds at least a director-level position can follow the same steps to update their listing at the Administrator Directory.

-- The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has awarded scholarships to five RMU students, most of whom were assisted in applying for the awards by assistant professor of accounting Vickie Fratto. In addition, RMU senior Michael W. Wenger was named an Outstanding College Senior by the organization. See the list of scholarship winners below:

Multi-Year Renewable Scholarships, $3,000
Stephanie Vanscavish
Brandon Grannas
Mark Waugh

Multi-Year Renewable Scholarships $2,000
Rachel Elder

Chapter Scholarship Winners

Pittsburgh, $1,500
Keegan Beemsterboer


-- Jon Radermacher, associate professor and head of the Department of Media Arts, has curated an exhibition for the Sewickley Arts Initiative titled "Pretty: FUNCTIONAL." The exhibition seeks to promote an appreciation and understanding of craft by displaying works made in glass, metals, plastics, ceramics and wood. "In an age of mass consumption offactory-made goods, it is easy to forget that some of the most beautiful things around us are shaped by hand and made from materials that have their own voice," says Radermacher. All works in the exhibition are of the highest levels of craftsmanship from Pittsburgh-area artists Tadao Arimoto, Melissa Fitzgerald, Jason Forck, Adrienne Grafton, and Michael Smithhammer. Also featured are Arthur Hash of New Paltz, New York, and Tim Mather of Bloomington, Indiana. The exhibition is located at 419 Beaver Avenue, in Sewickley. The opening reception is tonight, Dec. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 419 Beaver St. in Sewickley.

EDITOR'S NOTE -- This will be the final Minuteman of 2012. Happy Holidays, and see you in January!

You're Invited 

-- Every year, The Media Arts Gallery showcases the fine work of graduating seniors. This fall, the Media Arts Senior Showcase is celebrating the hard work of seven RMU seniors who have utilized their skill in design and photography. The show runs to Dec 20.

-- RMU bids goodbye to Rooney International Scholars Gertrude Matshe today (Dec. 14) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a "Tea Time Farewell" at the Rooney House in Colonial Village. RSVP to Rick Moslen at ext. 2151 or .

Saturday, Dec. 15
Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne (7 pm/Sewall Center/free)

All Fans - Sign up in the arena for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Hoop Shoot Challenge!
RMU Students - Sign up in the arena for the Free Textbook Half Court Shot!
Class of 2013 - Visit the table behind the east hoop and buy a t-shirt to support our RMU seniors!
Colonial Crazies - Paint up just inside the northwest student entrance starting at 6 p.m.!
Come welcome future members of the RMU Class of 2017, who will be our special guests, with their families!

Robert Morris vs. Penn State (4:30 pm/CONSOL Energy Center/tix 1-800-745-3000,
Miami University vs. Ohio State (7:30 pm/CONSOL Energy Center)

Consolation @ 4:30 pm; Championship @ 7:30 pm (CONSOL Energy Center/tix 1-800-745-3000,

PHOTO OP!...Visit the 2013 NCAA Men's Frozen Four table in CONSOL Energy Center both days of the Three Rivers Classic, and get your picture taken with the '13 national championship trophy! Look for it on the main concourse near the Highmark Kid's Zone.

TOYS FOR TOTS...The RMU Department of Athletics would like to thank all fans who donated to our annual initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Over the past month, we took in a record 222 toys at six locations on campus and during five home games -- one each in football, men's basketball, women's basketball, women's hockey and men's hockey! Also, major kudos to the RMU Band which raised $255 for TFT by playing holiday songs in the Nicholson Center the past two weeks.

Tickets to RMU basketball are free for students, faculty, and staff. For other ticket prices, go to